In the tanach, there are times when certain words are doubled (generally verbs but I'm open to other combinations) with one form of the word, followed by a second form which is in a future tense, I think. The fact that the words are doubled often opens the text up to exegetical understanding, the way the Ramban understands Bereishit 2:17.

I am trying to get a list of all instances like this to see if there is a consistent interpretive approach. So far, I have sh-ch-kh, a-b-d, m-t, h-r-g, z-ch-r, m-kh-h, kh-r-sh as roots to which this occurs, but is there a comprehensive list already available so I can start reviewing the verses?

  • Check out Bava Metzia 31 – Double AA Aug 5 '18 at 13:40
  • @DoubleAA Thanks -- that's a start. It added 11 (and possibly 12 -- I have to check) more but didn't include at least 2 that I already had and one other I just thought of. This makes me worry that there are even more I am missing. – rosends Aug 5 '18 at 14:30
  • I also just found 2 that are post biblical, but Talmudic so I would be happy to compile a parallel list and see if I can generalize my understanding from category to another. – rosends Aug 5 '18 at 14:44
  • Why would it be important that the second word is in the future tense? Is Genesis 31:30 not the kind of syntax you're looking for? – b a Aug 5 '18 at 14:49
  • @ba I'm not sure. Your example also leads me to 2 separate ones for g-n-b. I'll take all tenses and then break them up afterwards I guess. – rosends Aug 5 '18 at 14:57

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